All students are expected to attend school every day and be on time.
Parents should call the school office (719-1250) by 8:30 a.m. to report that their child will be absent from school.
Illness of the students, death in the family, family problems of an emergency nature, religious purposes, or medial appointments will be considered an excused absence.
A student reporting from an excused absence must bring a note from his/her parent/guardian or doctor verifying the reason for the absence. This note is to be given to the receptionist in the main office prior to the start of the school day.
The school will attempt to telephone the homes of students who are absent each day. Please call the school office if there are any changes in residence or phone numbers.
Students who have missed 10 or more consecutive days of school with unexcused absences will be dropped by the registrar’s office on the 10th day. Students returning to school after 10 days of consecutive absences must re-register with the registrar before attending any classes.
Students who miss a class without authorized permission are marked as an unexcused absence. Missing four class periods in one day is considered a full day absent.
Habitual unexcused absences or tardiness will result in participating in an intervention program set by the school counselor and parent liaison.
The instructional day begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. Students must be in their proper classroom on time. A student will be marked tardy after the tardy bell rings. Late students need to have a pass to be admitted to class. If a parent/guardian drops off a student, they must come in with the student to confirm an excused tardy, otherwise the tardy will be marked as unexcused.
The faculty/staff have the discretion to administer consequences to tardy students in other ways in accordance with school district and state rules.